Arizona Cardinals, American expert turf football crew situated in Phoenix. The Cardinals are the most seasoned group in the National Football League (NFL), yet they are likewise a standout amongst the most ineffective establishments allied history, having won only two NFL titles (1925 and 1947) since the group's establishing in 1898.
The Cardinals began as the Morgan Athletic Club, an area group situated in the South Side of Chicago. The group procured its epithet in 1901 when its author, Chris O'Brien, got a shipment of blurred shirts from the University of Chicago Maroons football crew that were cardinal red in shading. Presently known as the Racine Cardinals—after the name of the Chicago road on which the group's playing field was found—the group played in an inexactly sorted out "association" made out of Chicago-region novice clubs. The Cardinals' proceeded with progress and notoriety allowed the group the chance to join the American Professional Football League (the harbinger of the NFL) when it was established in 1920. The group was renamed the Chicago Cardinals in 1922 when an establishment from Racine, Wisconsin, joined the NFL. After three years the Cardinals were credited with their first NFL title in the wake of arranging a record of 11 wins, two misfortunes, and one tie through the span of the 1925 season.
After 1925 the group went into a significant lot of noncompetitive and in some cases inauspicious years, which included back to back 0–10 seasons in 1943 and 1944. Having just instructed the group from 1940 to 1942, Jimmy Conzelman was rehired in 1946, and he managed a Cardinals triumph in the 1947 NFL title game behind the play of the group's celebrated "Million-Dollar Backfield." This accomplishment was trailed by an establishment best 11–1 record and another excursion to the title game in 1948, where the Cardinals tumbled to the Philadelphia Eagles, 7–0. Conzelman left the group the following year, and the Cardinals set out on another all-encompassing time of poor play. This prompted a decrease in income, and in 1960 the establishment migrated to St. Louis, Missouri, where the group was constantly alluded to as the St. Louis "football" Cardinals, in reverence to the city's darling Major League Baseball crew of a similar name.
The Cardinals started posting winning records all the more every now and again in St. Louis, however the postseason sidestepped them until 1974, when a group highlighting quarterback Jim Hart, running back Terry Metcalf, and a couple of future Hall of Famers, hostile lineman Dan Dierdorf and tight end Jackie Smith, won 10 recreations and made the first of two sequential treks to the play-offs, where they lost each time. The Cardinals came back to the play-offs again during the strike-abbreviated 1982 season, yet a general absence of fan support—joined with the proprietorship's longing for a beneficial home arena—incited the group to move to Phoenix in 1988.
The Cardinals' fair play proceeded until 1998, when quarterback Jake Plummer drove the group to a nine-win season and its first play-off triumph in 51 years. The group's force did not proceed into the following year, but then another long play-off dry season resulted. In 2008 the Cardinals had their best season since their movement to Arizona: veteran quarterback Kurt Warner, heading a ground-breaking offense featured by Pro Bowl wide recipients Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, guided the group to a division title and the establishment's first Super Bowl appearance the next February, where they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the wake of driving Arizona to another play-off appearance in 2009, Warner and Boldin both left the group at season's end, and the Cardinals immediately came back to their losing ways.
In 2013 the Cardinals won 10 amusements for the second time since the establishment moved to Arizona, yet the group did not fit the bill for the postseason. The group won 11 diversions in 2014 to acquire a play-off spot, however the damage tormented Cardinals—who were beginning a third-string quarterback by the postseason—lost their opening play-off challenge. The accompanying season saw Arizona win 13 amusements (the most noteworthy aggregate in the group's 96 years of presence up to that point) and a division title. The Cardinals prevailed upon their opening play-off challenge the Green Bay Packers in sensational design by revitalizing from a very late hail-mary touchdown that had attached the game to win only three plays into additional time. The Cardinals were then disposed of by the Carolina Panthers in the NFC title game. In 2016 the group shockingly attempted to a 7–8–1 record, and the Cardinals were unfit to break their insignificant establishment record dash of back to back play-off capabilities at two. Arizona's play compounded over resulting seasons, achieving a depressed spot in 2018 when the group posted a NFL-most noticeably awful 3–13 record.